Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Safety Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Jason Yang
Oct 7, 2013

It's National Fire Prevention Week, the annual reminder to prepare and protect against a myriad of home fire safety concerns (like remembering to never leave certain kitchen appliances unattended and these 10 other fire safety checklist reminders). We've gathered an assortment of resources for educating the entire family about fire safety and prevention below...

Hop on over to the National Fire Protection Assocation (NFPA) website for an informative history of Fire Prevention Week, explaining how the safety reminder was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, a citywide fire that "killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres."

The NFPA offers a bevy of information, including safety tip sheets ranging from smoke alarms and Christmas trees to home safety for people with disabilities.

It's never too early to get children interested and learning about fire safety. The NFPA's mascot Sparky educates children on important fire-safety skills at Sparky's School House with fun and educational material for kids of all ages.

Pre-kindergarten to 2nd graders can play along with Sparky's Birthday Surprise, available on IOS and Android.

3rd through 5th graders can learn about fire safety from a free eBook from New York Times bestselling authors. All of the material from the NFPA includes parent and teacher guides, and meet Common Core State Standards. There's plenty more whiteboard lessons and parent printables to help the entire family learn about the importance of fire safety.

After reading up on fire safety, head over to the Fire Prevent Week Quiz to see how much you've learned.


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